Hundreds of people were detained in Minsk as protests continued for the 14th Sunday in a row. Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is hoping for support from Joe Biden’s future administration in the United States. Belarusian police clashed with demonstrators who were demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader on Sunday, almost three months to the day since a disputed election earned President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term. For the 14th consecutive Sunday protesters turned out on the streets of Minsk and human rights activists said more than 800 people were arrested. Thousands of demonstrators tried to enter the center of the Belarusian capital from several directions, but authorities cordoned off the area with armored vehicles and phalanxes of riot officers wielding batons who prevented protesters from gathering in one place. The Belarusian Association of Journalists said at least nine media workers were arrested. Human rights organization Viasna said 830 citizens were detained, including well-known model Olga Khizhinkova, a former Miss Belarus.

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